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Wondercon 2011 - Mattel - Batman Legacy

  • My friend Popeonabomb was at Wondercon yesterday, and he took some pics for me – primarily of MOTUC and the Golden Age Batman & Joker. You can check ’em out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poeghostal/sets/72157626418374964/
  • I’ve been reading the G.I. Joe: Special Missions trade paperbacks from IDW. The concept, as described, really appealed to me–Joes performing “realistic” military missions. I’m enjoying the heck out of them, and between that and the incredible awesome reveals at JoeCon this weekend, I’m now actively resisting getting into G.I. Joe collecting. Which is kind of amazing, because G.I. Joe has been around forever and I never had the slightest interest in it (I was a He-Man/Transformers/TMNT kid). But Hasbro seems to be going balls-out with stuff like this and especially this. We’ll see whether I can hold out.
  • Some news bits from Wondercon: according to Scott Neitlich, Leech will have no other head, his jaw is not articulated, and Hordak’s armor will be vac-metallized (i.e., chrome).
  • As you know, I’ve often discussed expanding the scope of this website to encompass more geek-related, but not necessarily toy-related, topics. I just as frequently have shot the idea down, deciding that keeping a laserlike focus on toys is the best way to keep the site popular. However, I’ve found I do need some sort of outlet for my non-toy geekishness, and to that end I’ve decided to create a spinoff website that will allow me to write about non-toy stuff. All I need is a title…Poe Ghostal’s…Pop…something? I don’t know. As such, I’m holding a contest! Post your suggestions below. If I decide I like any of them enough to use as the site’s title, that person will win a special Sword of Ages variant–purple hilt, black blade! Enter as many times as you want.


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  1. Captain Zero

    Poe Ghostal goes postal!!

  2. Magneto76

    I know the contest is over but I wanted to add my 2 cents and hit ya up with "Poe Ghostal's Sideline"….And will the Variant Swords go up for sale because i'd definitely pick a few of those up. Love the color mix up.

  3. AmericanLegend

    Poe's Pop Report

    Poe Ghostal's This Day In Awesome

    Poe's Pop Pie

    Poetally Awesome


    Fffffffuuuuuu contest is over. 🙁 Need more swords!!!

  4. Poe

    I've made my choice, and yes, it was one of the submissions here. Once I check it out with DMG and OB1 and get their opinion, I'll announce the winner.

  5. Great ideas everyone!

    Here's what I like best so far:

    Poe Ghostal’s Pop Geekery

    Pop!Ghostal (or what about Ghostal!Pop?)

    Poe Ghostal’s Points of Geekdom

    Poe Ghostal’s Points of Pop (or Points of Pop Culture)

    Poe Ghostal: Unpegged

    Poe’s Pop Reload

    Poe Ghostal Goes Pop (how about Poe Go Pop!?)

    Poe Ghostal’s Pop-parazzi

    How about Poe Ghostal's Place Of Rampant Nerdery? 😉

  6. The Flash III

    Poe Ghostal's Pop-parazzi

  7. Heli

    Modern Joes are awesome. JOIN US! JOIN US!

    Act now, while you can still get the funky Destro that comes with a briefcase full of Joe-sized money.


    Poe Ghostal's Other Site

  8. Captain Zero

    Unleashing Poe Ghostal:


    Poe Ghostal Unleashed

  9. FakeEyes22

    Poe Ghostal Geeks Out

  10. Monte

    Since I assume you'll be covering old school geekery as well as modern fare, you could go with Newstalgia.

    Or Poe Ghostal's Pop Culture Newstalgia, if you prefer.

  11. Mecha-Shiva

    Poe Ghostal: Pop Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Geekakhstan

  12. Griffin

    Poe Ghostal has other interests so deal with it

    Poe Ghostal Goes Pop

    Poe's Pop Pendulum

    Poe Ghostal: Pop Guru

    Poe Ghostal Pop's the Question

    Poe Ghostal's Pop Guide

    Poe Ghostal's Piece of Popcorn

  13. dayraven

    i suppose Poerez Hilton would be misleading…

    Poe's Pop Place

    Poe Pops Your Cherry

    Poe's Pop Poopshoot

    Poe's Pop Rebeak

    the Life and Times of Poe Ghostal

    Poe's Place of Geekery

    Poe's Olde Tyme General Store (you have to pronounce the e hard in this once to get the pun)

    Poe Ghostal Unloads

    Poe's Pop Reload

    Poe's Premature Evaluation

    Poe Blows His Load

    the Ghostal Gush

    or, to catch the zeitgeist and increase site traffic

    Poe's Dawn Lantern Avengers Trek against Chicken Joe Transformers and make Wars against Captain Conan Clones. that should get you more site traffic that you know what to do with. 😉

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